Transition and Growth

By HaEun, Outreach Worker in Flemingdon Park

 Saying farewell to Devorah, former staff at Flemingdon PArk who helped the new staff transition into their role. Thank you Devorah!

Saying farewell to Devorah, former staff at Flemingdon PArk who helped the new staff transition into their role. Thank you Devorah!

It’s been about a month since I began my position as staff at Flemingdon Park. Prior to Flemingdon Park, I had been working with TCM in the Kingston-Galloway community. I knew that every site TCM operates in has its own culture and dynamics, but seeing these differences first-hand reminded me again of how diverse the communities in our city can be. I was unsure of what to expect with new kids, working with new staff, in a new neighbourhood! It’s been a month of transitions for me — adjusting to new people, new environments, and new responsibilities. God has provided the necessary guidance and support I need in order for me to grow into my role at Flemingdon Park (for which I am very grateful). But as much as this month has been a time of transitions for me, it’s been the same for the kids. They are adjusting to a new school year with new teachers, new friends, and now new staff at their after-school programs! We are all adapting to different changes in our respective lives. As the kids and I both transition into a new year of programs, it’s my hope that we would learn more about one another, build meaningful relationships, and ultimately grow together as a community.